Elim, PA

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Population

3,375

4.06% decline

Median Age

49


Median Household Income

$55,147

3.49% decline

Poverty Rate

6.49%


Number of Employees

1,508

2.39% decline

Median Property Value

$89,600

4.78% decline

About

In 2017, Elim, PA had a population of 3.38k people with a median age of 49 and a median household income of $55,147. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Elim, PA declined from 3,518 to 3,375, a -4.06% decrease and its median household income declined from $57,139 to $55,147, a -3.49% decrease.

The population of Elim, PA is 95.4% White Alone, 1.96% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.66% Black or African American Alone. 3.35% of the people in Elim, PA speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elim, PA are Commonwealth Technical Institute (177 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Elim, PA is $89,600, and the homeownership rate is 73.2%. Most people in Elim, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Elim, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Elim, PA employs 1.51k people. The largest industries in Elim, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (238 people), Educational Services (210 people), and Retail Trade (129 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,917), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,806), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,741).

Median household income in Elim, PA is $55,147. Males in Elim, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Elim, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,147

2017 value

± $14,114

-3.49%

1 Year Growth

± 33.4%

Households in Elim, PA have a median annual income of $55,147, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,139 in 2016, which represents a -3.49% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Elim, PA made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Elim, PA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elim, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 111

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elim, PA was Census Tract 111 with a value of $63,161, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.49% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elim, PA (194 out of 2.99k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    192 ± 119

  2. Black

    1 ± 50

  3. Asian

    1 ± 50

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elim, PA is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.51k

2017 Value

± 268

-2.39%

1 Year decline

± 24.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elim, PA declined at a rate of -2.39%, from 1.55k employees to 1.51k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elim, PA, are Management Occupations (333 people), Sales & Related Occupations (148 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (147 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elim, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elim, PA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (333 people), Sales & Related Occupations (148 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (147 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elim, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (3.48 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (3.21 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elim, PA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($70,392), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($70,243), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,353).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.51k

2017 Value

± 268

-2.39%

1 Year decline

± 24.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elim, PA declined at a rate of -2.39%, from 1.55k employees to 1.51k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elim, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (238 people), Educational Services (210 people), and Retail Trade (129 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elim, PA, though some of these residents may live in Elim, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Elim, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (238 people), Educational Services (210 people), and Retail Trade (129 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elim, PA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.14 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.8 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elim, PA, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,917), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,806), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,741).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $50.6B and Pharmaceuticals and $49.7B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

99.4% of the population of Elim, PA has health coverage, with 52.8% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 2.07% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Elim, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Elim, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pennsylvania in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

0.602%

Uninsured

52.8%

Employer Coverage

14.1%

Medicaid

16%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

2.07%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elim, PA declined by 57.5% from 1.42% to 0.602%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Elim, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Elim, PA is home to a population of 3.38k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.84% of Elim, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Elim, PA is composed of 3.22k White Alone residents (95.4%), 66 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.96%), 56 Black or African American Alone residents (1.66%), 17 Two or More Races residents (0.504%), 15 Asian Alone residents (0.444%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Elim, PA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (94 speakers), Arabic (12 speakers), and Chinese (10 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 12.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 29.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Elim, PA was 49. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Elim, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Elim, PA residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.84%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.13%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.84% of Elim, PA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elim, PA was 2.13%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Elim, PA was India, the natal country of 81,562 Elim, PA residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Elim, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Elim, PA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.22k ± 268

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    66 ± 60.7

  3. Black or African American Alone

    56 ± 38

In 2017, there were 48.8 times more White Alone residents (3.22k people) in Elim, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 66 Hispanic or Latino and 56 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Elim, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    94 speakers (2.54%)

  2. Arabic

    12 speakers (0.324%)

  3. Chinese

    10 speakers (0.27%)

3.35% of Elim, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Elim, PA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.54% of the overall population of Elim, PA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.324% speak Arabic and 0.27% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    108 ± 71

  2. World War II

    65 ± 50

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    47 ± 47

Elim, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Elim, PA awarded 177 degrees. The student population of Elim, PA is skewed towards men, with 137 male students and 51 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elim, PA are White (132 and 74.6%), followed by Unknown (22 and 12.4%), Black or African American (17 and 9.6%), and Asian (3 and 1.69%).

The largest universities in Elim, PA by number of degrees awarded are Commonwealth Technical Institute (177 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Elim, PA are Building & Property Maintenance (33 and 18.6%), Food Preparation Assistant (29 and 16.4%), and Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management (18 and 10.2%).

The median tuition costs in Elim, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Elim, PA was Building & Property Maintenance with 33 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Elim, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

177 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Elim, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Commonwealth Technical Institute with 177 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

121

Degrees Awarded to Men

56

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 121 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elim, PA, which is 2.16 times more than the 56 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    132 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    17 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Elim, PA were to White students. These 132 degrees mean that there were 6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elim, PA was $89,600 in 2017, which is 0.412 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,100 to $89,600, a 4.78% decrease. The homeownership rate in Elim, PA is 73.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elim, PA have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elim, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$55,147

Median Household Income

± $14,114

1.45k

Number of Households

± 261

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.45k households in Elim, PA declined from $55,147 from the previous year's value of $57,139.

The following chart displays the households in Elim, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$89,600

2017 Median

± $7,765

$94,100

2016 Median

± $7,079

In 2017, the median property value in Elim, PA declined from to $89,600 from the previous year's value of $94,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elim, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elim, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Elim, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elim, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

73.2%

2017 Homeownership

71.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.2% of the housing units in Elim, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Elim, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Elim, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elim, PA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elim, PA have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1% of the workforce in Elim, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.1%

  2. Carpooled

    5.46%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.71%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Elim, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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